Delta GEMS


Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS Institute



The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute, a  mentoring program for African-American girls  in high school, sponsored by the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is recruiting new participants.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization founded in 1913 by 22 black women dedicated to uplifting their community in the areas of educational development, economic development, and many other powerful ways.  The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute is one of Delta’s flagship programs that has been in existence for well over 40 years.

The goals for the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute are:  to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute is designed for young women:

  • Who are in grades 9-12
  • Who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success
  • Who are interested in developing leadership skills
  • Who are actively pursuing college and/or career options
  • Who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute activities include participation in community service projects, cultural events, and attending educational workshops where we present topics such as choosing the perfect college, career choices, social and professional etiquette, self-esteem building, wellness, money management and of course having lots of fun.

Please read the following program notes carefully:

  • Program meetings

All GEMS Institute meetings will be held on the first Monday 6-8pm and third Saturday 9am-12pm of each month, unless otherwise noted. All program participants are required to participate in a Welcome Event with at least one parent/guardian on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

  • Attendance

Each Delta GEMS participant is required to sign-in at every meeting.  Any participant having three or more absences may be asked to leave the program.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, please complete the application electronically here:  https://www.surveymonkey.comX/s/5KQPMB5 (The Application for the 2014-2015 program year is now closed.)

All applications materials must be completed by Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Applicants that submit a completed application by the deadline must attend Meet and Greet Event to be accepted into the program.  The Meet and Greet date and time will be communicated with you via the email address you provide.  You will be asked to bring your completed recommendation form and a school transcript to the interview.  You will receive the recommendation form with your interview date and time.

Summary of important dates:

Electronic  Application

Deadline for Application – September 20th


(The Application for the 2014-2015 program year is now closed.)


Meet and Greet

New Participants Only

Location: Northwest High School (Café)

                 5525 W. 34th St.

Date:       Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time:      9am

Welcome Event

Location: Northwest High School (Café)

                 5525 W. 34th St.

Date:       Saturday , September 27, 2014

Time:      11am

Should you have any questions about the Delta GEMS Institute or application process, please contact Errical Jones or Tiffany Powell, Co-Chairs at